?Fog Profile

aka Surgical Brain Implant
Michael Canning
3 Dec 2017

?Fog formed in Auckland in 1983 and their sound was like a full-on rhythmic attack with nifty guitar riffs, a groove-laden bottom end with at times absurdist to cutting sociopolitical critiques from their different vocalists. They played around maybe 50 gigs from 1983 to 1988 and had several different iterations of the band and its name. Their raison d'être seemed at times a mission of sending up of things, possibly anti-success, anti-music, certainly anarchic, and may be even anti-art in the Dada tradition.

?Fog were true psychedelic pranksters. They released only two records and sometime around 1989 mutated into the sample-laden and even more surreal Sperm Bank Five.

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Robert inner sleeve w/ ?Fog review from Craccum (1985).
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Roger Fog (circa 1984/1985)
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Lindsay Fog (circa 1984).
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Fatman With A Big Dork 7" cover.
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Red House residents. - Photo by Stuart Page
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Peter Henneveld (circa 1984).
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Hamish with newspaper article on 'studied squalor', which was how someone described the Red House (circa 1987).
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Roger Allen as the Mekon (circa 1987).
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Sam Swan at the Terminus (24.3.84).
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?Fog poster for performance at Chippendale House, Dunedin (1985).
Photo credit: Bruce Mahalski
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Robert the Record logo (1985)
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